Walking the Talk: Women in Global Health (WGH) Launches Washington, D.C. Chapter

The snowstorm did not deter us. Originally scheduled for March 21st, 75 leaders gathered a day later to launch the Women in Global Health chapter in Washington, D.C. Established in 2015, Women in Global Health (WGH) is a global movement dedicated to achieving gender equality in global health leadership. WGH is a virtually based and currently powered by volunteers that serve members in over 70 countries. On the heels of WGH’s first chapter launch, which was established in Germany in 2018, the 2nd official chapter in Washington, D.C. seeks to leverage the nexus of politics, diplomacy, and development. The D.C. Chapter will build on existing platforms and networks to further strengthen gender e

Investing in Rural Health Workers for the Economic participation and empowerment of rural women and

This week and last, thousands of women and girls, and their allies, are meeting at the United Nations in New York for the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW was created to address and report on progress on women’s empowerment and gender equality, and has recently been tasked with reporting on the progress of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality. Recognizing their unique needs, this year’s theme is focused on rural women and girls. Aiming to convey the transformative power of women in the health workforce to achieve gains across the Sustainable Development Goals, World Health Organization (WHO), Women in Global Health, the Permanent Mission of Ireland to th

A focus on women in the health workforce on International Women’s Day

Just in time for International Women’s Day 2018 the Global Equity Hub (coordinated by Women in Global Health and The WHO Global Health Workforce Network) held a hard-hitting webinar on Gender Transformative Approaches in the Health and Social Sectors. Drawing on expert opinion from the Africa, Europe and the Caribbean the speakers described a sector in crisis, and one that needs urgent reform if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and other international targets. The health and social workforce needs gender-transformative reform In introducing the webinar Tana Wuliji explained that the global economy is projected to create around 40 million new health and social sector jobs by 2

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